So Romantic. Perfect timing. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the quintessential romantic gift, a vintage gold locket. Designed by Catherine Popesco for La Vie Parisienne, our new lockets are available in a variety of sizes and styles.
From classic oval and heart shaped lockets to petite round etched lockets joined by adorable crystal charms, you’ll find the perfect locket for a romantic gift or for a special keepsake for bridesmaids and friends.
Speaking of great gifts, also just arriving…novelty gold bangles to layer with our Catherine Popesco crystal bracelets, add a bit of fashionable style to a watch, or wear solo. Select from C’est La Vie, which offers alternating “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” and “C’est La Vie” or Amour, which has alternating “Love” and “Amour” around the the entire bangle. At just $18.50 you’ll want to get both or gift package them with a locket or two.
A brief history on the mystique behind lockets and why we love them so much:
Throughout history lockets have been a sentimental piece of jewelry. Originally associated with secrets & witchcraft they have evolved into the most sentimental keepsake of all time. As photography developed and became accessible to the masses so did the popularity of the locket. In the mid to late 1800’s lockets were worn in mourning with a photo of a loved one and perhaps a lock of their hair close to the heart.
At the turn of the 19th century and during the two World Wars, lockets became known as the “sweetheart gifts” given to wives, girlfriends and fiancés from soldiers going off to war.
The sentimental value of a locket continues to this day. Vintage lockets are popular collectables and whether truly vintage or vintage inspired, a gold locket remains one of the most romantic gifts of all time.
Discover the “Old World Charm” of La Vie Parisienne designed by Catherine Popesco at Perfect Details.